Europe and Its Borders: FRONTEX Builds Out its Force

01/23/2020
Clearly, the migration crisis in Europe has generated fundamental pressures for change. According to Chloe-Alexandra Laird: "The migration crises, due to its multiple trigger points, should not be considered as only one crisis but as many that intertwine and currently impedes European progress to move forward. "The major influx of…

Operation Bushfire Assist: The Australian Defence Force Responds

01/13/2020
By Andrew McLaughlin The Federal government has mobilized the ADF to support rescue and recovery operations for the ongoing bushfire crisis affecting NSW and Victoria. Following a National Security Committee of Cabinet meeting on January 4, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Defence Minister Senator Linda Reynolds, and Chief of Defence Force…

Nigeria Builds Out Maritime Capacity in 2020

01/07/2020
By defemceWeb The Nigerian Navy (NN) plans to take delivery of 41 new vessels in 2020, including patrol boats, interceptors and a hydrographic survey vessel. In mid-December, the Nigerian Navy’s head of policy and plans Rear Admiral Beegroy Ibe-Enwo said it will receive new vessels from France, Malaysia, Vietnam and…

Denmark Participates in European Led Task Force in the Strait of Hormuz

12/17/2019
According to an article published by the Danish Ministry of Defence on December 12, 2019: Today, the Danish Government has consulted the Danish Foreign Policy Committee about military contributions to a European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz. The Danish contributions will include a staff officer contribution from…

Remembering September 11th at the Pentagon

09/11/2019
By Robbin Laird Early on the morning of September 11th, I had an appointment in the Pentagon with a senior Pentagon official. I got there a bit early, and parked just outside the Defense Secretary's office. As I was sitting in the office, the TV was showing the story of…

Dealing with the Chinese Challenge: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry

08/02/2019
By Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake The United States and a number of key allies have begun to focus significant attention on reworking the supply chain in key industries associated with imports from China. As Dr. Harald Malmgren recently noted: “Much new industrial thinking is under way how the next…